Sky News Australia – Aug 27, 2020
Daniel Andrews has given Beijing a “geo-strategic win” by campaigning against national foreign policy and in exchange he received nothing, according to The Australian’s Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan.
The Morrison government will next week introduce legislation to parliament seeking the power to tear up agreements with foreign powers seen to be going against Australia’s national interests.
On the list of 42 agreements that would come under review, 27 related to China, the most significant of which pertained to Victoria’s participation in the “Belt and Road” initiative.
“It’s a very bad thing to give Beijing a Geo-political win; Beijing wasn’t going to give Andrews a single dollar which he wasn’t going to get anyway,” Mr Sheridan told Sky News host Peta Credlin.